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Afternoon update: Cairo auxiliary firefighters arrested

Auxiliary firefighter David Patrick (Source: Tri-County Detention Center) Auxiliary firefighter David Patrick (Source: Tri-County Detention Center)
Auxiliary firefighter Richard Scott Pitcher (Source: Tri-County Detention Center) Auxiliary firefighter Richard Scott Pitcher (Source: Tri-County Detention Center)

Good afternoon! In a late breaking story: Two Cairo auxiliary firefighters were arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with arson.

Crews are still searching this afternoon for a missing 19-year-old swimmer at Rend Lake. Julia Bruck will have new information tonight on Heartland News.

Holly Brantley gets and inside look at a  Cape Girardeau crime lab and finds out why it takes so long to comb over evidence.

Wisconsin will be the next state passing a law for 'Conceal and Carry,' leaving Illinois as the lone state not allowing the gun law. Carly O'Keefe talks with Illinois State Police and owners of a gun shop about their views on the state not having a concealed gun law.

Carly also talks with police about the dangers of drinking and driving with the July 4 holiday coming up, and their plan on enforcing highway safety.

Pinckneyville Police arrested two people for attempted armed robbery of the Super 8 Motel Wednesday.

The weather service in Paducah has confirmed a EF1 tornado in Du Quoin on June 19. They also say the 90 mph winds on June 21 causing damage was a microburst.

21 Southern Ill. counties receive labor grant to help with flood recovery.

Laura Wibbenmeyer talked to ER officials this morning about how you can 'beat the heat' with rising temps and humidity coming this weekend.

Speaking of weather, Bob Reeves says clear and not as cool tonight with lows about 62 to 69.

Southeast Missouri State University is deferring admissions to students applying for the fall 2011 semester who want to live on campus.

With sports, Todd Richards will be covering the Miners and have racing action from the Malden Raceway!

Have a great evening,

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